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Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos support on Apple Music is coming to Android

Apple announced support for Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos support inside of Apple Music at the tail end of last month. Support came to everyone on iOS 14.5 or later on Monday this week, shortly after the WWDC keynote. However, Apple has long supported Apple Music on Android and some rumours online have suggested that these new audio features wouldn’t be added. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case. […]

Google Stadia coming to Chromecast with Google TV later this month

Later this month, Google is bringing support or its gaming streaming platform Stadia to more devices. Come the 23rd June, the new Chromecast with Google TV will get support as will some other Android TV based devices. When the Chromecast with Google TV was launched last year, support for Stadia was promised for the first half of 2021. Later this month, support for Stadia will come to the following devices: […]

Google launches new entry level Pixel Buds A-Series

Last week, Google released some new entry level Pixel Buds wireless earbuds. The new A-Series are roughly the same as the standard Pixel Buds from 2020 but are a lot cheaper, now undercutting Apple’s AirPods for the first time. Like the Pixel phones Google makes, the ‘A’ in the name indicates a more budget friendly version, much like the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a. The standard Pixel Buds come in […]

Google will be opening a retail store in NYC this summer

Google is planning on opening its own retails stores in New York to compete with the likes of Apple and Microsoft who have had their own retail presence for a while now. Google has been slowly building up its portfolio of hardware products with the Pixel line and the products from companies it has acquired, from Nest and Fitbit. Google has had some retail stores before, with pop-up ones but […]

Google I/O is coming back in May as a virtual event

Google I/O was canceled last year instead of going ahead virtually, due to the obvious COVID-19 pandemic. Other tech companies, such as Apple hosted their events virtually and it was safe to say, Apple’s WWDC in 2020 was very well received, with little time to prepare and the the event they produced was high quality. Now for 2021, Google I/O is returning next month and it’ll be virtual. Google CEO […]

YouTube will be hiding the dislike count from some videos

YouTube will be planning on removing the dislike counter on the bottom of YouTube videos in the near future, as the company begins testing new interface designs. YouTube has shared a concept of that the new interface could look like, which simply removes the number of dislikes a video has, while the thumbs down button still remains – only YouTube creators will be able to see the amount of dislikes […]

YouTube on Apple TV 3rd gen is no longer available

Support for a numbers of apps on the Apple TV 3rd generation have been pulled recently, including HBO and MLB but now as of this week, the official YouTube app for the third generation model has been removed. The second generation Apple TV lost access to YouTube back in 2015. However despite this, AirPlay from a a iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac is still supported. Apple is expected to […]

Google Maps now supports dark mode on Android

Last week, Google started rolling out a proper dark mode for Google Maps on Android. This was announced last week and the feature has been in testing since September, but as of last week the feature is now rolling out to users “soon.” Google is also making some changes to Android Auto, with a split screen dashboard similar to what CarPlay has had since iOS 13, but only cars with […]

Apple TV app launches on latest Google Chromecast

Today Google has announced that the latest Chromecast model, Chromecast with Google TV now supports the Apple TV app which gives access to Apple TV+ content, iTunes movies and shows as well as Apple TV channels. Over the past year, Apple has been expanding support of the Apple TV to various models of smart TVs, Roku devices, games consoles and Amazon Fire TV devices. The news that the Apple TV […]